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Gladiators at Abbotsinch, according to Craig, Whitty states Acklington 1939.

Squadrons first war casualty, Alan Otho Glover killed, October 29, 1939 when his Gladiator, K7997, collided with Gladiator of Harry Radcliffe. Aircraft crashed into Swarland Dene.

Launcelot Eustice Smith MIA 15th May 1940. Remembered on the War Memorial at Corbridge Cemetery.

Joeseph Robert Kayll DSO,DFC, OBE 1938.

Peter Henry Dixon, after flying throughout the battle of France died of injuries received in the air defence of Dunkirk. KIA 3rd June 1940. photo Peter Dixon.

William Ernest Gore DFC. MIA 28th September 1940.

William Hubert Rigby Whitty DFC. Photo W.H.R. Whitty.

Hawker Demon circa 1938

Sqdn Ldr John Sample DFC. At this time C.O. 504 Squadron c photo for more info

Theodore Ralph Tate Carr-Ellison died, Jan 30, of injuries after an air accident January 28, 1939 while on 54 Squadron.

Thomas Templar (Tim) Richardson, son of Judge Thomas Ricardson of Corbridge. Killed May 14, 1937 when Demon K5690 crashed onto Dawdon beach on return leg of a X country flight.

Maurice Milne Irving. MIA September 28, 1940.

James Michael Bazin DFC, DSO.

James Anderson Vick. C.O. During Battle of Britain.

Tommy Gale. Adjutant and Flying Instructor, 1938/39

Bobby Pumphrey pilot and POW.

William Francis Blackadder DFC, led the squadron on August 15 1940

Dudley Craig, L and Sqdn Ldr Willie Turner DFC, Stalag Luft 1 1942

Flt Lt W.H.N. (Willie) Turner, later DFC. The ever-popular flying instructor/adjutant, summer camp 1938.

607 Sqdn pilots in Schubin. Kayll, Pumphrey, Craig & Beales.

F/O J.W.B. Humpherson DFC. Killed, June 22, 1941 flying as a passenger on a test flight in a B 17.

F/O M. Griffiths.

P/O Stuart Boyd Parnall. KIA September 1940.

F/O Anthony Douglas 'Bunny' Forster DFC.

Wilkinson Barnes was invalided out of the RAF in March 1944 after a serious air accident when flying as a passenger,October 28, 1942.

Summer camp 1939, from right: Bazin, Sample, Glover and Kayll.

St Inglevert Airfield, France 1940.

607 Squadron at Tangmere 1940. Francis Blackadder 'c' Irving 3rd right.

Flt Lt G.A.L. 'Minnie' Manton and Bobby Pumphrey..

Informal shot, Smith, Craig, Harry Radcliffe? White and Pumphrey c 1938. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE.


All photographs courtesy of N.C.D. Craig and Charles Sample unless otherwise stated.